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  • adj. Of something whose temperature has been lowered rapidly to below the freezing point.
  • v. Past participle of quick-freeze

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (used of foods) preserved by freezing sufficiently rapidly to retain flavor and nutritional value


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  • Mexico employs a large fleet of trawlers which dredge up vast quantities of shrimp and prawns, quick-frozen for the waiting consumer inland.

    Mexico's endless Pacific beach: sun, surf, sand, seafood and solitude

  • Had they not been quick-frozen in the crater, they, too, would probably have flown off into space, as most incoming molecules do.

    What's the moon made of? NASA mission finds it's nothing so simple as cheese.

  • Every odd berry and bud, quick-frozen on the twig the previous fall, has already been discovered and thoroughly savored.

    Donna Henes: Lent: Hungering For Spirit

  • Similarly, quick-frozen peas are likely to be fresher than produce-stand peas, since peas start converting their sugars to starches within hours of harvesting.

    Waldo Jaquith - New year’s resolution.

  • In 1930, the Birds Eye Frozen Food Company began sales experiments in 18 retail stores around Springfield, Massachusetts to test consumer acceptance of quick-frozen foods.


  • The National Consumer Forum (NCF) has cited foul play in the weight of quick-frozen chickens when they eventually thaw.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Sipping slowly, I felt the liquid heat flow down the center of my chest, spread comfortably through my abdomen, and begin working its steady way down toward my toes, quick-frozen after a dash across the courtyard, undertaken in preference to the circuitous inside passage with its endless stairs and turnings.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • This whole big city of New York could be sucked into the Earth or quick-frozen or flattened or inundated-at any second.

    Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

  • There is a sort of potential life in any uninjured, quick-frozen animal.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • It was a look that froze the air of the room into a solid chunk, Malone thought, a chunk you could have chipped pieces from, for souvenirs, later, when Dr. O'Connor had gone and you could get into the room without any danger of being quick-frozen by the man's unfriendly eye.

    Brain Twister


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